03 July 2012

Glossybox June 20FAIL

.... Seriously.  It's frigging July and I am reviewing the JUNE box today, because I received it today.  Today is, curiously, JULY 3rd.  Which is even more curious, because no day in July falls within the month of JUNE, which is when I was billed for this box.  According to my bank statement I paid for this box on June 7th, so it was under my impression that I would be receiving my expensive bit of frippery -  that I really don't need -  within the specified month that I was billed for it.  Not too much to ask right?  Oh no.  Apparently it was too much to ask for, because I was billed for JULY s box, before I had even received my JUNE box.  Which, when I come to think of it... DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF HAVING A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BECAUSE I AM NOT RECEIVING THE PRODUCT IN THE SPECIFIED MONTH THAT I AM BILLED FOR IT.

The contents.
The really nice card detailing the boxes content.
Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream - I tried to read what was under the NEW! sticker and failed.

First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream - Deluxe Travel Size
A Perfume Organic - Urban Organic Perfume Oil.  This was included as an extra sample outside of the usual retinue.
Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment - Deluxe Sample Size.
Beauty Addicts Show OFF Mascara - Full Size
Mascara Exterior Packaging
BA Show OFF Mascara Wand - Very similar to Maybelline the Falsies Mascara Wand.

Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter

Despite the malfunction in billing and shipping of this month's box, I have to say, I really like the June box more than last months offerings.  The products are things that I would gravitate towards in a store, and because of that, I feel the price-tag was slightly more worth it for this months box than last months box.

I like the BA Show OFF Mascara the most out of all of the products - the fact that it's extra black, full sized and supposedly moisturizing and budgeproof sells me on it hard.  But since I've literally had it for a few hours and have had no reason to use it (yet), I can't support or deny these claims.  But I enjoy the packaging a lot, and can't wait to see how it stacks up to my HG UD Big Fatty.

The Shea Terra Whipped Shea Butter and Wella Hair Treatment are my next bits of excitment.  The Shea Terra smells exactly like benzaldehyde, which, if you took an introductory Organic Chemistry course in college, should bring back hazy memories of chemical structures with benzene rings and aldehyde groups and one distinct smell/ flavor - a flavor I really enjoy in Dr. Pepper and a scent that recalls the smell of Jergens Original Body Lotion.  More concisely, benzaldehyde smells like fake cherry and almond scent profiles.  Organic Shea Butter is the primary component of Shea Terra Whipped Shea Butter which is nice, but the natural dyes used to color the product give it a vaguely puce-like hue, which reminds me a bit of baby throw up.  The Wella Hair Treatment is for normal to fine hair, and contains a LOT of silicone and silicone like components, so expect smooth soft hair from it, no doubt.  But if you're sensitive to milia from silicone, I'd skip it, because this is LOADED with them.

The A Perfume Organic - smells like lemon, herbs and bugspray.  It is an oil, so the scent won't last overly long, and will mesh with the skin slightly better than traditional alcohol based atomized perfumes. The oil composition will also decrease the sillage, so you can either apply more or simply wear a perfume that doesn't smell so off putting.

The First Aid Beauty Shave Cream and Kinerase Face Cream I could care less about.  I like shave cream, and now I have some more to use.  So yay!  But unlike the Marvis toothpaste from May's Box, I don't get the same thrill from being gifted a basic hygiene product.  I'm strange and enjoy buying shaving accoutrement - it's a quirk of mine.  The Kinerase I'm indifferent towards - I'll use it because I have it, but I'd never buy it because I'd never spend $98 for an anti-aging face cream.  If I was that desperate to look younger, I'd save my $98 for a more effective dermatologist treatment involving lasers and chemical peels and .. botox.  Yeah, I'd rather inject purified bacterial toxin into my face for that price... which is saying something.


I'd be more excited and into the box if I didn't get shafted in the shipping order this month. (Read & Interpret - I'd be less incensed, and I know quite a few others who feel the way I do about this conundrum).  I'm going to give it one or two more go-rounds to see if the contents dull my annoyance, but as of right now, don't count on me keeping my subscription for much longer.  The glow of my initial review has faded, and the harsh reality that this might not be a good fit for me or my wallet is setting in. 

That's it!  You can find my May Review here


  1. I love that you include the science behind the scents. That's so badass. :-)

    1. Thanks! I was a science major in college and grad school. Gotta use all that book learning somehow! :D